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How soon shall we be able to talk around the world ? Speaking in all seriousness and weighing carefully his words an eminent electrician made the prediction that within ten years it would be possible to talk under the ocean. “And when that is done,” he said, “the problem of talking round the world will have been solvr ed.” In the accomplishment of this purpose, the greatest obstacle that has been encountered is the loss in conductivity sustained by all underground telephone wires. It was an obstacle that appeared insurmountable until a short time ago. Then there was a coil invented which overcame the difficulty. Now the voicetravels. almost as easily and clearly over the underground wire as it does over the wire strung overhead. Ocean telephony is perfectly feasible theoretically, and must soon be practically.

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TELEPHONING ROUND THE WORLD., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 6, 11 May 1907

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TELEPHONING ROUND THE WORLD. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 6, 11 May 1907

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